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Theatre, food, music: 10 things to do in Mumbai this weekend

Your weekend. Our guide.

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Apr 06, 2017 17:53 IST
Compiled by Poorva Joshi
Dig into some Vietnamese chicken this weekend
Dig into some Vietnamese chicken this weekend

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

1) Theatre: Gandhi: The Musical : Watch the story of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in the form of a musical. Starring theatre actors Chirag Vora, Nivedita Baunthiyal, and Abhishek Krishnan, the play is directed by Danesh Khambata.

Where: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA; Call: 6622 3737
Price: Rs 500; When: 7.30pm

Read more: Ahead of Independence Day, Gandhi gets a Broadway-style musical

Gandhi: The Musical

2) Film: Dhanak: Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, the film narrates the heart-warming tale of a sister who fights to collect money for her brother’s operation so that he may regain his eyesight.

Where: Little Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point; Call: 6622 3737
Entry: Free; When: 6.30pm

3) Food and drink:Bottomless Beers: Beat the heat this summer by binge-drinking craft beer. Dig into masala fried chicken, Thai paneer cigars and cheesy jalapeno bites on the side.

Where: Genuine Broaster Chicken, Reclamation, Bandra (W)
Call: 3395 6082; Price: Rs 1,000 onward; When: 12pm onward

Dig into masala fried chicken, Thai paneer cigars and cheesy jalapeno bites on the side

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

4) Theatre: Main aur Tum: The story focuses on two lovers caught in their separate, unhappy marriages, who find salvation and love in each other’s extramarital company.

Where: Nehru Centre, Worli; Call: 2496 4676
Price: Rs 500; When: 7.30pm

Main aur Tum

5) Comedy: First Thoughts: Comedian Kunal Kamra, known for his jokes on mundane 9-to-5 jobs, and the chaos of city life, will share some of his comic first impressions of current affairs, and recent political happenings.

Where: Brewbot, off New Link Road, Andheri (W); Call: 3969 8091
Price: Rs 350; When: 6.30pm

6) Music: Saz-e-Bahar: Celebrate traditional Indian instruments this weekend. Artists such as Pt Yogesh Samsi (tabla), Shakir Khan (sitar) and Hassan Haider (shehnai) will perform as part of the two-day festival.

Where: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point; Call: 6622 3737
Price: Rs 150; When: 6pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 9

7) Food and drink: From the Streets: Enjoy Mumbai’s signature street food with a gourmet twist. Think salmon and prawn bhel granola (home-made rice puffs with pickles, smoked salmon and prawns), and hot cheese fondue batasha (pani puri shells filled with chutney, melted cheese and mushroom duxelle).

Where: Café Haqq Se, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel; Call: 6952 3333
Price: Rs 2,000 for two; When: 12pm onward

Salmon and prawn bhel granola (home-made rice puffs with pickles, smoked salmon and prawns)

8) Talk: Dramatic Moments: Photographer Nemai Ghosh, best known for his work with iconic film-maker Satyajit Ray, is set to share candid anecdotes on what it was like being on set with Ray, and the art of backstage photography.

Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad City Musem, Byculla; Call: 2373 1234
Entry: Rs 10 (Museum entry. The event is free); When: 5.30pm

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An archival image from Ghosh’s collection

9) Food and drink:Mango Mania: The season of the king of fruits is here. Try coolers and classic cocktails such as mango iced tea, mango jalapeño margarita and a mango mai tai tiki cocktail. Pick from a breakfast dishes such as mango crisps, oatmeal smoothie and mango red velvet milkshake.

Where: Jamjar Diner, Versova, Andheri (W); Call: 2635 8880
Price: Rs 1,500; When: 9am to 1am

Try mango coolers and classic cocktails

10) Photography: Through My Eyes: Photographer Hussain Nalwala captures wildlife in its natural state. Think a pride of lions walking through an open field, a horse bathing in a river, zebras grazing, and leopards preparing to hunt.

Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda; Call: 2284 3989
Entry: Free; When: 11am to 7pm

Read more: Man vs wild: Story behind award-winning leopard image by Mumbai photographer

Photographer Hussain Nalwala captures wildlife in its natural state